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Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Few bands have held such uncertainty in their future as The Smashing Pumpkins. With their evolution from a grunge favourite of the 1990s to a more...

Hit Or Shit? TV On The Radio’s ‘Seeds’

Hit Or Shit? TV On The Radio’s ‘Seeds’

Three years doesn’t really seem like a long time between records. However, when you’re talking about one of Brooklyn’s finest exports in the last ten years...

The 6 Things We Learnt At Fun Fun Fun Festival 2014

The 6 Things We Learnt At Fun Fun Fun Festival 2014

Fun fun fun promises three times the you know what, and it delivered Fun Fun Fun Festival is the smaller, more laid back, independent sibling of...

Hit Or Shit? Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’

Hit Or Shit? Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’

Few records come out with the level of anticipation that has surrounded Sonic Highways, the latest from certified arena rock gods Foo Fighters. For what may...

The 9 Most Cringeworthy Moments From Reality Music Shows

The 9 Most Cringeworthy Moments From Reality Music Shows

Reality television can be a dark, strange place, but every healthy diet should include a bit of good old fashioned hate-watching, and as far as guilty...

John Safran’s 11 Greatest Music Moments

John Safran’s 11 Greatest Music Moments

He’s been accosted by Ray Martin, arrested for piloting a remote control seagull onto a cricket pitch, and received an exorcism on camera. And this is...

The 8 Things We Learnt At Iceland Airwaves ‘14

The 8 Things We Learnt At Iceland Airwaves ‘14

16 years old and Iceland Airwaves is no longer seen as an obscure event in a tiny Scandinavian country. It’s the place to catch the best...

Why The Pierce Brothers Are One Of Australia’s Most Exciting Duos

Why The Pierce Brothers Are One Of Australia’s Most Exciting Duos

Everything seems to be coming up Pierce Brothers. With their eternally sunny dispositions and incredible work ethic, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see...

The Knife Played Their Last Ever Show In Iceland And We Were There

The Knife Played Their Last Ever Show In Iceland And We Were There

The Knife have always been an elusive prospect. Even without taking into account the few amount of tours they’ve undertaken since their inception the duo of...

The Best Gig In The World Just Happened, & We Were There

The Best Gig In The World Just Happened, & We Were There

There are gigs, and then there are gigs. The ones you’ll remember years from now when all the crappy pub gigs, all the arena shows, all...

The 5 Best Musical Moments In Surfing History, With Waxhead

The 5 Best Musical Moments In Surfing History, With Waxhead

In celebration of the released of ‘Home’, the first single to be taken from their debut EP of the same name, the self-described Byron Bay ‘surf...

Is Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ ‘Playmates’ The Best Collaborative Album Of The Year?

Is Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ ‘Playmates’ The Best Collaborative Album Of The Year?

The surrealist film clip for ‘Come On Back This Way’, the first single on Playmates – the highly-anticipated new album by Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders...

Track By Track Breakdown: The Smith Street Band’s ‘Throw Me In The River’

Track By Track Breakdown: The Smith Street Band’s ‘Throw Me In The River’

The Smith Street Band are back with a brand new record, and to all the fans out there, you won’t be disappointed. After what seemed like...

History’s Greatest Rock N Roll Reinventions, With The Stiffys

History’s Greatest Rock N Roll Reinventions, With The Stiffys

Melbourne’s most important sailor themed duo The Stiffys (aka Jason Leigh and Adam Stagg) are about to tour next month in celebration of their brand new single...

10 Wicked Acts We Saw At CMJ 2014

10 Wicked Acts We Saw At CMJ 2014

Like any music conference/festival, New York’s CMJ Music Marathon is a strange, unwieldy beast; like trying to wrestle the Marshmallow Man while drinking too much and...

The 8 Things We Learnt From The Flaming Lips’ Beatles Tribute Album

The 8 Things We Learnt From The Flaming Lips’ Beatles Tribute Album

“It’s the Flaming Lips doing the Beatles, and we’ve got a lot of our really fucking weird friends to help us do this record.” This is...

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

It’s been five months since the Tone Deaf office first taste-tested La Mascara, the alcohol line concocted by ex-Silverchair drummer Ben Gillie and his wife Jackie, aka The Real Housewives...

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